04 November 2011

Disneyland Paris--Part Four. . .

On to Saturday. . .  Despite never really watching Winnie-the-Pooh, the girls were still excited to see Eeyore in the lobby first thing.

After two full days and two late nights at Disney, Maggie's face is saying exactly how we were all feeling!

You could ride up and down Main Street USA in various vehicles, including this horse-drawn trolley.  They also had antique fire engines, milk trucks, and other random vehicles.
Excalibur. . .the sign was in French, so even Hannah didn't have a clue that it would be 
impossible to pull the sword out of the stone.
I love this picture because Maggie was trying so hard to pull that sword out. . .she got really frustrated 
that it wouldn't budge.  Then we clued her in to the fact that she wasn't Arthur. 
I still don't think that convinced her of anything!
Charlotte has a go!
Oh, Dumbo the Flying Elephant--you take up so much Disney time for families with small children!

Mad Hatter's Tea Cups

After the Extra Magic Hours were over, we headed towards Walt Disney Studios.  The queues there are horrendous and there isn't a whole lot for younger kids, but a must for us was the Cars ride, Quatre Roues Rallye.  This one was fun for all of us. .

The Cars ride was a little bit like the Tea Cups--around in circles as your car spun.
The Studios does have the Toy Story Playland, which is geared towards the younger crowd.  As you go in you "shrink" to the size of a toy.  It was neat, but CROWDED with very long lines.  We hit one ride and them moved on.

Havin' a little cheese with Remy!

We decided, based on its description, to eat at the Blockbuster Cafe--half of the restaurant is High School Musical themed.  And the Brummel girls have discovered the wonder that is HSM since moving to the UK.  The girls LOVE the movies, the music, the dancing. . as they should!  But when we walked in, and Hannah (wearing her HSM cheerleading outfit) saw East High--she freaked out!!

Apparently, Maggie has decided that this will be her pose for every picture!

We came out of the Blockbuster Cafe to catch the some characters coming out for meet and greets--but the queuing was terrible, so we just hit one of our favs!.

Monsieur Incroyable!!!

The rain started up again in the afternoon. . .we stepped out of it for a few minutes in Frontierland at the Rustler Round-up Shootin' Gallery.  Keith showed each girl how to line their gun up, etc. . .then he and I both had a go and a bit of a competition.  Then we realized that you pretty much could score a hit by shooting anywhere within 12-15 inches of the target. . .no wonder we were so skilled!

Charlotte having a snooze!

i-Phone shot of our Pirates of the Caribbean ride picture--much cheaper then 10 euros.
While Charlotte was sleeping, I rolled her back to the hotel room to get dry (and warmer) clothes and get ready for dinner.  Keith and the older girls stayed behind and explored Sleeping Beauty's Castle and rode Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

When Charlie and I got back, we got in our only purposeful character queue of the whole trip. . . it was time to meet Rapunzel.  This is another movie that we love, so even though it rained most of the almost hour we stood there, it was worth it. . .because when it did stop raining, we were able to have a great meet and greet.
Both of the girls were disappointed that Flynn wasn't with Rapunzel--then he surprised us by walking through the queue!!  Hannah had just figured that out in the picture above!
This Flynn was a very good Flynn. . .then he told Hannah that there was a sexy competition between him and Troy Bolton (from High School Musical). . really, Flynn Rider, she isn't working with sexy yet!!

Our Maggie is more than a little boy-crazy. . she pretty much just giggled through this whole time!

And Charlotte still isn't sure about the characters!
Hooray. . we got to meet Rapunzel!!

Our dinner plans for our last night at Disney were for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.  
It is one of the main attractions at Disneyland Village Paris. . .and it was AWESOME!

Goofy and an actual bluegrass band (felt like home!) kept us entertained while we were waiting to go in.
He's such a good Daddy. . .he was going to hold Charlotte, too. . but I convinced him that I could manage!
We were in a rodeo arena, and were lucky enough to have some of the best seats in the house.  
Each guest was given a hat; they were color-coded by section.
Chili, cornbread, bbq-ed meats, BEER. . . .mmmmmmmm!

Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley.

After dinner, we let each girl pick their last ride of the trip.  Maggie picked Buzz Lightyear's Laser Blast (our 4th time).  Hannah had been asking to ride Twilight Zone Tower of Terror for two days, so she finally got her wish.  She had done Space Mountain twice and did great. . although there were some tears of relief after we got off of it!  I was concerned, but she insisted, so off we went (her and I).  It was really fun and ended up being her favorite!  
Keith, Charlotte, and Maggie went shopping and got a 
Buzz Lightyear Laser Blaster and  this little Monsieur Incroyable Pez dispenser.  
The girls were shattered by the time we got back to the room; we were able to pack everything up and sit and chat with the lights on and they slept right through it!!

Third day attraction tally:  Buzz Lightyear's Laser Blast, Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, it's a small world, Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Thunder Mountain (x2), Rustler Round-up Shootin' Gallery, Cars Quatre Roues Rallye, Slinky Dog Zig Zag Spin, Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.